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riva11 | 18 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

I found the Microsoft document "Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z" by Jeremy Chapman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this guide is described how to perform an enterprise-scale desktop deployment project, starting with Windows XP and moving to Windows 7.

The contents include Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7, Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment, Application Compatibility, Application Packaging, Choosing an Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images, Quick History Lesson for System Imaging, Building Your Image,
Getting to Thin Images, Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows...

doug_coombs | 02 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Dear Valued Symantec Workspace Customer:


This message contains critical, time-sensitive information for any Symantec Workspace Streaming 6.1 Free Demonstration user who has installed the product's Virtualization agent using the Workspace Streaming 6.1 Common Installer found on the public download site for trial.

Who Does this Message Apply To?

The instructions below only apply if you have used Symantec Workspace Streaming 6.1 Common Installer to install the Workspace Virtualization agent, in which case please read this entire message and the instructions carefully. This does not apply to you if you have used any other mechanism to install the Workspace Virtualization agent.

What has Occurred?

In order to better meet the needs of our Symantec Workspace customers, Symantec has been working towards eliminating the requirement for these customers to enter their license key to activate their...

Scot Curry | 23 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

I have been spending a fair amount of time with Symantec Workspace Profiles the past couple of weeks.  The tool uses Microsoft roaming profiles as its foundation.  As you probably know roaming profiles can be configured using GPO's or it can be configured manually.  I didn't really understand how the manual configuration was implemented so I went to dev to find out.  Here is what I learned.

When a user logs in the GINA will tell the machine that the user is using roaming profiles for example \\SEVDC\Profiles\Scot.  The Symantec Workspace Profiles tool then look through the UNC paths that have been added to the SWP tool.  If the first part of the path \\SEVDC\Profiles is in the list.  If it is Symantec Workspace Profiles will optimize the session.  If not, the session will use traditional Windows roaming profiles.

I was always confused why SWP didn't take something like %USERNAME% in the path and now I...

AndyN | 14 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Attention all Altiris User Group members and fans of the Symantec ManageThis band located anywhere near Cleveland, OH!

We are holding a HUGE regional User Group meeting on Friday, October 2 in conjunction with the finals of the 2009 Corporate Battle of the Bands . Key members of the Altiris Product Management team will be presenting several technical sessions and answering your questions. Come prepared to learn, network, and have a great time!

Here's the schedule and links to register (you must RSVP for each event you want to attend)

  • Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm: REGISTER 
    BBQ feast, drinks and entertainment at our private party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Friday, October 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm: ...
riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

In the article " Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat " by Gregg Keizer published on Computerworld, there are many comment about a  chart Microsoft provided to a Wall Street Journal columnist.
This chart shows which versions of Windows and XP can be upgraded to Windows 7 without perform a "clean installation" , in other words a backup before the update and a restore to rebuild the user environment.
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More detailes :  Dumb Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat

riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

If you need to make a screenshot of a command lines but you don't have Windows running , the CmdCapture is the right tool for you.
There are several examples about how to use this tool, produce documentation for manuals, procedures or websites, or just print out a page with many errors during an installation ..

But the solution is CmdCapture , this free tool can be used in a command line to create a screenshot and save it in a png format (other format files available).
In case you have to save on a different folder the /d parameter can be used to specify another directory.


  • /f choose the output file type - png ( default ), jpg, bmp, tif, xpm
  • /h displays help on the command line parameters.
  • /d can be used to specify another...
riva11 | 06 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Snowbird is a portable software program that can be considered an easy and light alternative to Google Desktop or Microsoft Search. This small tool , only 267 Kb , provides a basic search interface that allows users to select a folder and search files and folders. In the Search field is possible to use wildcards to replace one character (?) or multiple characters (*). Also Snowbird allows to manage files and folders with the classic Windows basic commands.

Main features: 

  • Find what you are looking for , Locate files quickly and easily using the integrated search tool.
  • Copy files quickly  , Efficiently copy large amounts of data. Skip errors while copying and even pause transfers temporarily.
  • Browse faster , Access extremely large folders and network resources at lightning speed. Navigate faster using bookmarks, mouse gestures and Vista-style breadcrumb navigation.


riva11 | 03 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

One step behind from Microsoft. In fact last month announced that the new Operative System Windows 7 will be released in Europe without Internet Explorer. Now the new proposal is offer a choice to customers about the internet browser. 

Extract from Windows 7 and Browser Choice in Europe article :

Shortly after new Windows PCs are set up by the user, Microsoft will update them over the Internet with a consumer ballot software program. If IE is the default browser, the user will be presented with a list of other leading browsers and invited to select one or more for installation. Technically, this consumer ballot screen will be presented as a Web page that can be updated over time as new browsers become available

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erikw | 03 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

The 31st of August Vmworld 2009 will start in san Fransisco.

  • Who is going to attent?
  • What do you hope to see?

Symantec will give a lot demo's with the Workspace Virtualisation.
Hp will show their Thin Clients

We will show VirtualStorm over there.
VirtualStorm is a very small Windows Xp image that uses Symantec Virtualisation to get all the applications inside.You can run over 1000 full Windows Xp clients on less then 2 TB of disk space. or visit the linkedingroup:
Want to see all the highlights?

riva11 | 27 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

VMWare has released an interesting 54 pages ebook “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0” about the principal guidelines to optimize the performance of VMware vSphere 4.0 , this book is available for a free download from VMware site.

Link :